Campbell Mattinson: “in my books, it’s a ripper”


Author: Campbell Mattinson
Review Date: Monday, May 2, 2016

Wrattonbully shiraz from a fine producer. It saw all French oak and includes a small portion of high grade cabernet sauvignon. The back label suggests that “1000 cases of 6” were produced. Which brought a smile to my face, and an internal round of applause.
It’s savoury. It’s clovey. It’s reductive. It could also be described as peppery, though in the latter case it’s not overtly so. It’s one of those deli-meat-fired-from-a-shotgun kind of reds, if you know what I mean, though it also boasts plenty of energetic, lively, fresh-as-hell cherry-plum fruit as well. Take note of the style; this isn’t for everyone. But in my books, it’s a ripper.

Rated : 94 Points
Alcohol : 14.5%
Price : $39
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2017 – 2030

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